Monday, December 1, 2008

1 dec 2008

This morning I received a Grant of Permission from the Princeton University Press Permissions Department. This allows me to use hexagram names from the Richard Wilhelm translation of the THE I CHING, OR BOOK OF CHANGES (THIRD EDITION) with forty-two of my drawings, paintings and a sculpture in my book 42 YEARS: A BOOK OF CHANGES.

The catch is that the permission is void if more than 10% of the forthcoming work is composed of material copyrighted by Princeton University Press. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I have 45,000+ words in my book, and there is no problem. As of now, my book has approximately 400 of my words, 44 pictures of my art work, 1 photograph taken using a self-timer, and 209 words taken from Richard Wilhelm. Looks as if my task now is to do some more writing!

One step at a time.

"On action alone be thy interest, never on its fruits."
(Bhagavad Gita)

Something to think about:

From Alan's conversation log -- Question: Where have you been my blue-eyed son? Answer: I've been here the whole time, talking to people; Question: How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? Answer: I'm not so really great at all with that complicated mathematics stuff; Question: How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? Answer: More than you can imagine.

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